Pedro Martinez Losa spoke after Arsenal ladies’ result against Reading in the Continental Cup.
Arsenal won 2-1, although they were on course to win 2-0 until a 90th minute goal by Reading’s Nicola Watts.
After a disappointing 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday, the team was looking to bounce back in their next match, which they managed to achieve.
Losa praised the team’s performance, saying, “We played really well. It was important for us to come back with a victory for the fans and for the team. We wanted to play better as well and we did both of those things.
“We probably deserved a better result and it’s a bit of a shame to have conceded a goal in the last minute, but we definitely have a better feeling after this game than we did after the Chelsea result.”
The coach added, “Jordan [Nobbs] was fantastic. She influenced the game with the character and the effort that she put into it. She was helping our combination in the final third, keeping the ball and the energy that she brings to the team is very positive.
“We are in a lucky position where we have two fantastic goalkeepers as well, who are great characters and that is very important. The players have come into the group and are creating a very positive and committed environment every day when they are working with Jason.
“We can decide that one player can play one game and the other is available to play the next, as both players are giving us fantastic performances in training and on the pitch.”
Arsenal ladies’ next match is against Millwall. Their last meeting in February saw the Gunners win 3-0 with goals from Humphrey, Yankey and Nobbs. Last season, not only did Arsenal take all six points from them, they scored 11 goals in total without conceding any.
It’s therefore fair to say that the Arsenal ladies will be feeling confidence going into Sunday’s fixture. With Manchester City sitting above them in the league table on goal difference alone and Sunderland ahead by just two joints, a win could potentially push the ladies into second place.